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House panel OKs farm bill with food stamp cuts

KGW News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Agriculture Committee has approved a sweeping farm bill that would trim the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program.

The panel approved the bill 46-10 late Wednesday after rebuffing Democratic efforts to keep the food stamp program whole.  

The legislation would cut about $2.5 billion a year — or a little more than 3 percent — from the domestic food aid program, which is used by 1 in 7 Americans.

The cuts are part of massive legislation that costs almost $100 billion annually over five years and would set policy for farm subsidies, rural programs and the food aid. The Senate Agriculture Committee approved its version of the bill Tuesday.

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2 Responses to House panel OKs farm bill with food stamp cuts

  1. Sunfire says:

    This is just another step to starve the masses to death. They need to reduce the world’s population down to around half a billion don’t ya know!

  2. Jolly Roger says:

    “a sweeping farm bill that would trim the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program”.

    If they don’t do this they might be forced to trim the $80 billion-a-month “feed the bankers program”, so you’ll just have to get by eating insects for now. Don’t worry; it’s all been approved by the U.N.

    They didn’t even say “let them eat cake”. They said “let them eat bugs.”

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